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Offline DavidR

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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #315 on: May 29, 2019, 07:47:36 PM »
I love these guys (NOT), so very reasonable only charging you reasonable amount.

Even if this were true and or other form of ransomware how is it possible to trust anyone prepared to blackmail you to do what they say after payment.  The simple answer is that you can't.

So, never pay but ensure that you have a robust backup and recovery strategy, in the unlikely even of a scam (or actual ransomware) being true.  You should be able to recover the system using your backups.
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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #316 on: May 29, 2019, 09:57:35 PM »
Hi DavidR,

This is a scam thrreatmail.
The cybercriminals reckon with a number of users to panick and then pay.

Do neither of the two, just throw that junk mail out and live on.

Sticks and stones and hurtful threat mails may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. ;D

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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #317 on: May 29, 2019, 10:38:16 PM »
Hi DavidR,

This is a scam thrreatmail.
The cybercriminals reckon with a number of users to panick and then pay.

Do neither of the two, just throw that junk mail out and live on.

Sticks and stones and hurtful threat mails may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. ;D

pol
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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #318 on: May 29, 2019, 10:47:35 PM »
Hi DavidR,

This is a scam thrreatmail.
The cybercriminals reckon with a number of users to panick and then pay.

Do neither of the two, just throw that junk mail out and live on.

Sticks and stones and hurtful threat mails may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. ;D

pol
I'm sure that David is well aware of this. :) Remember the Title of this Thread.

Yes I'm aware of that, but the times when it may not be a scam (and even if it is), the user has to be prepared, not give in and have a robust backup and recovery strategy.
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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #319 on: June 06, 2019, 02:58:05 PM »
Wow, a trunk full of money and all he wants is some information
and a promise of 30% of all the money as a finders fee. What a windfall! (NOT)


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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #320 on: June 06, 2019, 03:00:46 PM »
I can't believe my luck, more good news:

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